BMW owners now have an opportunity to win the Best Seats in the House at the 2013 BMW Championship. It's the ultimate experience to walk inside the ropes during the final round of the BMW Championship and an opportunity to play Conway Farms the day after the tournament concludes.
The Grand Prize winner and guest will be flown to Chicago and will receive three (3) nights luxury accommodation at the tournament host hotel and the use of a BMW throughout their stay. The winner will receive two (2) passes to the BMW Hospitality Pavilion located on the 18th green for the 3rd and final rounds of the 2013 BMW Championship. In addition, the winner and their guest will receive an inside the ropes experience where they will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk with the final playing group on Sunday. Then on Monday, the winner will play in the BMW Championship Am-Am event on the tournament course.
In one sentence, please answer “What is your best seat to watch golf?” for entry into the Best Seats in the House contest. The entrant with the best response will be chosen as the winner of the contest and play in the 2013 BMW Championship Am-Am.
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2013 BMW CHAMPIONSHIP
BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO BMW OWNERS AS OF JULY 31, 2013 WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF JULY 31, 2013. Employees (and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of the BMW of North America, LLC (“Sponsor”), Octagon, Inc., and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win.“Owner” is defined as titleholder of the vehicle only and BMW ownership will be verified by submitting Vehicle Identification Number (“VIN”). By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this promotion. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 31, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 14, 2013 (the “Entry Period”).
TO ENTER: Visit www.bmwownerspavilion.com/bestseats to complete and submit the online entry form. Contestants must enter the required personal information (BMW VIN, Name (first and last), Phone number, Email address, and answer the question: “What is your best seat to watch golf?” in one sentence in the space provided (the “Answer”). The Answer should use the Judging Criteria listed in these Official Rules as a format guide. All entries must be received by the conclusion of the Entry Period to be eligible to win. Limit one (1) entry per person for the duration of the Entry Period. Multiple entries received from any person after the first entry received from that person or email address will be void. Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Contestants warrant and represent that the Answer submitted is his/her own original work, true and verifiable, and that it does not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights. Answers must be in English, be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify an Answer if it determines, in its sole discretion, to be offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or other is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Contestants, by submitting an Answer, understand that such Answer may be posted on website.
JUDGING CRITERIA: All eligible Answers received by Sponsor will be judged by a panel of qualified judges to determine the top submission by utilizing the following criteria: Appropriateness of the Answer to the topic (25%), creativity and originality (25%), passion for their BMW or the BMW brand (25%), uniqueness (25%). In the event of a tie, the sincerity element score will serve as the tie-breaking factor. Of the total number of Answers received, the judges will choose one (1) Answer receiving the highest score as the Grand Prize winner in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than one (1) Winner if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. The potential winner will be determined on or before August 19, 2013. The potential winner will be notified by mail, phone, and/or e-mail on or by August 19, 2013 and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or potential winner is not in compliance with these rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, a runner-up may be notified. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to conduct a background check on potential winner and disqualify any individual who has been charged or convicted of a crime or, if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that awarding a prize to such individual may reflect unfavorably on the Contest or Sponsor. Judges’ decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded and will consist of: A trip for Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest to Lake Forest, Illinois from September 14, 2013 to September 16, 2013 which includes: (i) roundtrip coach-class air transportation from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest Winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion) to Chicago, Illinois (ii) three nights’ standard hotel accommodations (one (1) room; double occupancy) (room rate and tax only), (iii) two (2) passes for the BMW 18th Green Hospitality Tent on September 14-15, 2013, (iv) an Inside the Ropes Experience during the BMW Championship on September 15, 2013, (v) one (1) spot for Winner to play in the Am-Am at Conway Farms Golf Club on September 16, 2013 (“Am-Am”) (vi) use of a BMW vehicle during the stay or transportation to/from golf course, (vii) and two hundred dollars ($200) cash to be used for travel. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the Grand Prize: $4,100.
Actual value or prizes may vary depending on city of departure. Winners and guests are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents. If the Winners reside within a 100-mile radius of LAKE FOREST, IL Sponsor reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value. Travel companions must execute liability/publicity releases. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Winner and guest may extend their stay at their own expense. Travel must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to Winner. Certain travel restrictions may apply. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses, costs or fees associated with acceptance and/or use of the prize not specified herein as being awarded including, without limitation, any and all taxes, ground transportation, meals, gratuities, extended stay and souvenirs. Winner and guest must comply with all course rules and regulations. Winner shall be required to sign a release and waiver.
Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion and subject to availability. All winners must provide Sponsor with a Security or Tax Identification Number and shall receive a tax reporting statement.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, garbled, illegible or postage-due mail, entries or email; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this promotion or downloading materials from or use of the web site. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the promotion or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the promotion and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Entrants, by participating, agree that Sponsor, Octagon, Inc., The PGA TOUR, Western Golf Association, Williams-Forrest and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this promotion. Except where legally prohibited, entry into this Sweepstakes and/or winner’s acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.
OWNERSHIP: By submitting an Answer, each entrant agrees that Sponsor shall become the sole owner of the Answer submitted ( including all rights embodied therein) and that it and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Answer and all elements of such Answer, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein (including themselves), in any and all media known or not currently know, throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to the entrant or any third party, except where prohibited by law. By submitting an Answer, entrants waive any and all rights of privacy and intellectual property rights they may have to the Answer. Submission of an Answer further constitutes entrant’s consent to irrevocably transfer to the Sponsor all rights, title and interest in the Answer including, without imitation, the copyright.
WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners (available after September 21, 2013, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Best Seats in the House Sweepstakes Presented by BMW Winners List, c/o Octagon, Inc., 800 Connecticut Avenue – 2 East, Norwalk, CT 06854 by November 21, 2013. VT residents omit postage.
SPONSOR: BMW of North America, LLC, PO Box 1227, Westwood, NJ, 07675-122